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The Salmon Leap, On The Tilt

The Salmon Leap, On The Tilt

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 4

Length: 10.3

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The chief interest of this neighbourhood consists in its gloomy dales and ravines scooped out of the solid rock by mountain streams and numerous cataracts. Especially has the Tilt been famous for this peculiar feature, whose roaring torrent runs almost invisible in hollow caverns of the rocks that rise like ramparts from its banks, while at various points it rushes over rocky precipices scattering itself in spray in its descent.

The Salmon Leap is one of these small cataracts which, in itself, is a perfect picture of beauty, being over-hung with trees and shrubs on every side. The stream abounds also with salmon, which, in their attempt to leap, are often caught by means of a peculiar basket contrivance on their again falling into the water. Hence the name - The Salmon Leap."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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